BioM: Wilczek, Mary Ann (1965)


Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon



Surnames: Wilczek, Lauer, Koltis, Salvack, Hall, Lato, Siegienski


----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) September 2, 1965


Wilczek, Mary Ann (Marriage - 28 August 1965)


Miss Mary Ann Wilczek, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wilczek of rural Withee, and Melvin P. Lauer, son of Mrs. George Lauer, and the late George Lauer of rural Stanley, exchanged nuptial vows in a double ring ceremony performed Saturday by Msgr. Joseph F. Siegienski, great uncle of the bride, of Minneapolis, Minn., in St. Hedwig’s Chapel in Thorp.


Entering the church with her father, the bride was attired in a luxurious floor length gown of imported rose point lace and silk bombazine, styled with long, tapered sleeves and a scallop Sabrina neckline, complimented by an array of pearls and sequins on a lace bodice. The bouffant skirt of bombazine featured a deep peplum edged in lace, highlighting the tiers of lace at the hemline and sweeping into a chapel train. A Queen’s crown of lace enhanced with pearls and crystal drops secured the sheer illusion veil. She carried a bridal bouquet of pink gladioli, centered with pink roses and stephanotis.


Miss Theresa Wilczek was her sister’s maid of honor.  Bridesmaids were Miss Diane Lauer and Miss Rosemary Wilczek.  The attendants wore turquoise floor length dresses fashioned of peau de soie and styled with scoop necklines and elbow length sleeves. The flat front, modified bell skirts were enhanced with a semi-watteau in the back.  Pleated bands accented the waistlines, ending in bows in the back.  Matching forward floral headpieces with double pouf veils completed their ensembles. They carried cascade bouquets of turquoise carnations. 


Victor Lauer was bestman for his brother.  Groomsmen were Edward Koltis and Francis Wilczek. Ushers were Jerome Wilczek and Ken Salvack.


Serving as miniature groom was Duane Hall; and the miniature bride, Rita Lato. Their attire was identical to that of the bride and groom.


Nuptial music was furnished by the girls’ choir of St. Hedwig’s Church.


The bride has been doing clerical work in River Forest, Ill., and the groom is employed by a radio corporation in Chicago, Ill.




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